Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Senate Republicans likely to kill Obama jobs bill
Yahoo News / ATT ^ | 10/11/2011 | ANDREW TAYLOR

Posted on 10/11/2011 6:50:58 AM PDT by mazda77

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's jobs bill, facing a critical test in the Senate, appears likely to die at the hands of Republicans opposed to stimulus spending and a tax surcharge on millionaires.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: apbias; jobsbill; spinspinspin
Didn't I just read an article earlier this morning that Harry is having trouble getting the Democrats up for re-election to sign onto it. So it is ther Republican's fault. Right.
1 posted on 10/11/2011 6:51:03 AM PDT by mazda77
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: mazda77

Scratching my head. If Prince Harry invoked the nuclear option to reduce Senate activity to simple majority, how can the Pubs stop anything?


2 posted on 10/11/2011 6:53:55 AM PDT by PDMiller
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mazda77

I saw Joe Lieberman this morning on TV and he said that he couldn’t vote for it because A) the bill costs about half a trillion dollars and B) it does nothing to actually encourage investment and growth.


3 posted on 10/11/2011 6:54:19 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mazda77

Yep, has nothing to do with Senate Rats, who face re-election next year, running away from it. It’s all the Pub’s fault.

New York Times, you can’t fail fast enough.


4 posted on 10/11/2011 6:55:08 AM PDT by hattend (If I wanted you dead, you'd be dead. - Cameron Connor)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: hattend

Oh, that said ATT not NYT... well, I still stand by it...LOL!


5 posted on 10/11/2011 6:56:11 AM PDT by hattend (If I wanted you dead, you'd be dead. - Cameron Connor)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: mazda77
Here we go again.

How many times are we going to fall for this.

Just go ahead and vote for the damn thing now, Republicans. We already know you're going to cave. Just get it over with.

6 posted on 10/11/2011 6:56:11 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mazda77
How can Republicans kill anything in The Senate? They aren't the majority.

They might be able to filibuster but that's not the same as killing it.

There are enough Liberal Republicans like Lisa Murkowski, Scott Brown, Olympia Snow, Susan Collins and a few others to overcome what Republican might deign to filibuster.

Stupid Yahoo News. You'd think they'd know that by now.

7 posted on 10/11/2011 6:58:38 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mazda77

TO ALL RINOS, DINOS, AND ALL CONGRESSMEN AND CONGRESSWOMEN: NOW IS THE TIME TO COME TO THE AID OF AMERICA.

VOTE TODAY TO DEFEAT THE DEBT GREED, AND SPENDAHOLIC “JOBS” BILL OF THE DEBTOCRAT”S OBAMANATOR-IN-CHIEF, MR. YOU LIE OBAMA.

IF YOU CAN’T DO THIS FOR YOUR COUNTRY, THEN DO IT FOR THE FINANCIAL FUTURE OF YOUR DESCENDANTS.


8 posted on 10/11/2011 7:03:18 AM PDT by Graewoulf ( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mazda77
Reid thinks he really pulled a fast one but he is in for quite a blow-back. Harry, you and your pack will again be reminded why it isn't much fun to be a rat.
9 posted on 10/11/2011 7:05:09 AM PDT by JPG (America is worth saving. All hands on deck!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mazda77; PDMiller; Army Air Corps; hattend; Texas Eagle

On one hand, you’ve got the media spinning this furiously as the minority somehow killing Obama’s bill.

On the other hand, you’ve got conservatives clamoring to replace the same R’s with hardcore TEA Party activists.

If you’re a D in Congress, you’ve got to be amazed.


10 posted on 10/11/2011 7:05:20 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mazda77

The headline should be “Minority set to outvote majority”.


11 posted on 10/11/2011 7:05:56 AM PDT by glorgau
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mazda77

Should all the Republicans simply vote “present”?


12 posted on 10/11/2011 7:09:07 AM PDT by Ingtar (I closed my eyes, only for a moment, and the moment's gone...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: sam_paine
On the other hand, you’ve got conservatives clamoring to replace the same R’s with hardcore TEA Party activists.

Damn straight.

13 posted on 10/11/2011 7:10:40 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Texas Eagle
...hardcore TEA Party activists.

Who will have their neophyte asses handed to them in short order by the entrenched capitol hill cronies?

14 posted on 10/11/2011 7:12:48 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: sam_paine
Who will have their neophyte asses handed to them in short order by the entrenched capitol hill cronies?

Are you a Susan Collins staffer?

15 posted on 10/11/2011 7:15:17 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: mazda77

Why would Republicans try to force a vote on the so-called jobs bill by tacking it to another bill as an amendment, then when it comes up by itself filibuster it to stop a vote on it? Is this story correct or just propaganda?


16 posted on 10/11/2011 7:16:05 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (Anyone see the democrat budget yet?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Texas Eagle
Are you a Susan Collins staffer

Olympia Snowe! lol. Yeah right. Whatever.

I'm just a rational boy from Central Texas.

I know BS when I see it.

And I've yet to see any politician on the current stage who can hold a candle to the real, actual conservative governance of Ronald Reagan....who would not survive the internecine squabbles of the right today much less win the presidency again.

Who was your super-duper conservative candidate in 2008? 2004? 2000?

17 posted on 10/11/2011 7:24:48 AM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Texas Eagle
R's didn't cave on Obamacare.

They didn't cave on Porkulus.

They're not going to cave on this one.

18 posted on 10/11/2011 7:31:35 AM PDT by Siena Dreaming
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: mazda77

Last time I checked the Democrats were the majority in the Senate. That along with Reid’s “nuclear option” means that the only people who can stop “Obama’s Jobs Bill” are the Democrats.


19 posted on 10/11/2011 7:36:17 AM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: hattend

I just canceled my subscription to MAD magazine and subscribed to The New York Times. The Times is much funnier.


20 posted on 10/11/2011 7:55:33 AM PDT by Will we know the moment
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Will we know the moment

Reid never even attempted to bring it to a floor vote, and it had zero co-sponsors in the Senate or House, but the Republicans killed the bill.

Sure..


21 posted on 10/11/2011 8:22:21 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: mazda77

Here’s what would be kind of funny. Suppose Collins, Snowe, Kirk, Brown, Muckowski, etc - some of those folks - all vote for the bill, and Reid picks up enough Republican votes to pass it.

Suddenly, that would put Democrats - like Tester, McWhatserface, The Nelson’s, etc - in the position of having to kill it. Or face a brutal election environment with even more pathetic voting records.

If I was a GOP Senator not up for re-election, and/or with sufficiently established conservative credentials - like Jim DeMint or Marco Rubio, say - I’d consider voting for it just to put the squeeze on the Dems.

Then we would see the Democrats kill the bill. Very Funny!


22 posted on 10/11/2011 11:14:04 AM PDT by lowtaxsmallgov (This Administration has absolutely no idea how to grow an economy)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lowtaxsmallgov

With all due respect, I’m laughing hard enough already./sarc

Why must conservatives need to play games instead of getting out over the heads of the press and telling the people what the truth is. It’s not like it is tough because almost always the truth is far simlper to grasp than a lie, and it is always repeatable.


23 posted on 10/11/2011 12:17:33 PM PDT by mazda77
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: mazda77

How are republicans going to do this if they’re the minority and there’s no fillibuster permitted?


24 posted on 10/11/2011 2:19:21 PM PDT by virgil
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mazda77

“getting out over the heads of the press and telling the people what the truth is”

Isn’t that a contradiction? Isn’t the express purpose - theoretically - of the Press to tell the people what the truth is? Unfortunately purveyors of the truth don’t control the mainstream media, rather, the Dems/Libs do. That’s why Solyndra and FnF can’t get the traction they deserve. Imagine if Bush43’s administration had been behind Solyndra or FnF...

I think that’s the whole point of this thread, that the media is spinning it that the Republicans will be to blame for killing this bill, when we all know that its toxicity is even scaring off the Demons.


25 posted on 10/11/2011 2:23:43 PM PDT by lowtaxsmallgov (This Administration has absolutely no idea how to grow an economy)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: lowtaxsmallgov

We know the media is not and will not do their jobs. The same was true during the Reagan Presidency, but he found a way to go over their heads and get his message out.

It was simple and easy to grasp and that is why it resonated. All too often we have lawyers trying to convey a simple message and we know that dog doesn’t hunt.


26 posted on 10/11/2011 2:58:14 PM PDT by mazda77
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson